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96 Tears by ? and the Mysterians.

Came up right away on the car stereo's mSD card when I went out this morning. Listened to it three times thru. Solid gold.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:24 AM
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Tunes I'm digging these days:

Pink, "What About Us": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKOEJs602uk
Taylor Swift, "You Need to Calm Down": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWtfOHBF1_w
Goo Goo Dolls, "Miracle Pill": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpJu-OAYBYs
George Winston, "February Sea": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eI6-L38EPo
Ingrid Andress, "More Hearts Than Mine": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBYc7DXSBmg
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:41 AM
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Frosty The F***ing Snowman. For like the last week. Damn you, catchy seasonal children's song! The original source was the parody version in the new Dog Man book, but now I hear the real lyrics and those interchangeably. It's very annoying.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:41 PM
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:04 PM
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For the last 2 weeks I have been suffering from this Slavic hard bass number: Il-76 by "Uamee"

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Old 01-16-2020, 09:11 AM
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Soul #5 sorry. I've woken up the past three days with that damn thing in my head.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:20 AM
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For the last three days I've had "Fuwa Fuwa Time", from the anime K-On!, stuck on repeat in my head.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:26 AM
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Moody Blues "The Story in Your Eyes".
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:01 AM
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Right now, "broken" by lovelytheband.

Life is not a love song, we can try
To fix our broken pieces one at a time


Earlier today, for no apparent reason, I had The Killers' "Somebody Told Me" going through my head, and I don't even like the song that much.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:26 PM
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I can't help it. I play it on mandolin or mandola, 'ukulele or something larger, harmonica or tinwhistle: Blue Skies.
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:25 PM
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"Fourteen joys and a will to be merry".

Just kill me now.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:37 PM
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Shonen Knife - Tomato Head...Final Fantasy XII's Alraune enemies always cause it. (The Wild Onion variants split between that and a rewritten Glass Onion....)
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:01 AM
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Had a bad one last night. A fragment (not more than a couple lines) of the Kenny the Gardener theme song from Letterman. Over and over and over.

Which raises the Important Question: why did Kenny get a theme but not Lyle the intern? And at best Flunky the clown only got generic circus music.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:02 PM
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"One Thing" by Finger Eleven (a big hit from c. 2004)
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:34 PM
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Okay, this one is so obscure it'll take some explaining.

I was listening to Good Vibrations on the car stereo yesterday. I've been realizing lately that I have been misunderstanding the lyrics of many classic songs here and there so I paid attention. Um, it wasn't a question of misunderstanding them, I didn't have a clue about several lines. Had to look up the lyrics. Gobsmacking ensued.

Really weird part: this was the first 45 I ever bought. I still have it. So I went looking for it today. Found my stash of four 45s I bought in my younger days. (We weren't exactly the Rockefellers.) GV, Instant Karma, Celebrate and ... a 45 by a group called Fantasy from 1970. Um, what? One side was Understand and the other Stoned Cowboy.

Here's Understand. Note the singer is remarkably like Janis Joplin. So that's the reason I bought it, right? Nope.

Here's the other track. It's an instrumental! No great vocals.

The group was a house band in Miami. After their lead singer disappeared (and died) they hired a 16 year old girl Lydia Janene Miller with an operatically trained voice. They did one self-title album. Had one single from that, Spaced Cowboy, that charted at #77. If you have the album in good condition it's worth money.

So I now have this 50 year old obscure instrumental song going thru my head. My brain keeps trying to insert lyrics. But at least I'm not getting them wrong.

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Old 01-21-2020, 05:10 PM
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Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:32 PM
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I have musical ear syndrome and can literally hear a voice singing. The voice likes to sing Mademoiselle from Armentieres and Oh Little Town of Bethlehem. It also sings Jingle Bells in French, a language I don't speak.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:11 PM
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The theme from Monty Python's Flying Circus has been bouncing between my ears since the announcement of Terry Jones' passing this morning. I think it will be with me for a couple of days.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:23 PM
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The Acid Queen from Tommy.
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:23 PM
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This has been on my mind a lot today - Sara Bareilles, "The Light": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0oieN6ojpQ
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:08 PM
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The old Mentos jingle. Don't know why, I probably haven't heard it in 25 years.

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Beer Buzzin' by a capella band Home Free
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Old 01-30-2020, 01:57 PM
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Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger

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Old 01-30-2020, 02:31 PM
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Jade Bird - Uh Huh

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Old 01-30-2020, 03:44 PM
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"All Are Welcome", a hymn by Marty Haugen which we sang in church last week.
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:57 PM
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If I told you that I don't give a holy shit what the dormouse said, would that answer your question? And god, what a stupid song for a cruise ship vacation commercial. They're supposed to be relaxing and fun, not anxiety inducing and horrifying.

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Old 01-30-2020, 07:29 PM
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That's The Way God Planned It - Billy Preston - 1973 (well, you did ask...)
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:37 PM
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There was a GQ question a few days back about Mr Peanut. Being GQ, I thought about, but eventually decided against, posting the Ian Dury song. Just the thought set me off - but not a bad earworm to have. Here it is. NSFW - may offend the timid.

BTW - wasn't there a thread about best opening lines? I can't remember if this was in it.

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Oi, rotten hat
Where d'you get that haircut - Brent Cross Shopping Centre?
I bet your mother fed you with a catapult
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:36 AM
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Just finished the Beach Boys folder on my car stereo. Do I get Little Surfer Girl, Don't Worry Baby, California Girls, ... ? No ...

Wendy. Ugh.

Now if was Windy by The Association, I could live with it.
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:51 PM
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The Pretenders-Talk of the Town.
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Groucho Marx singing "Lydia The Tattooed Lady."
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Shawn Phillips’ Parisien Plight II. It replaced one that was really persistent, and it’s such a relief to be able to say that I don’t remember what it was. It was bad though.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:37 PM
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Stumblin' In, from 1978.


A snippet from the lyrics:


Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin' in

Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin' in

Wherever you go, whatever you do
You know these reckless thoughts of mine are following you
I've fallen for you, whatever you do
'Cause, baby, you've shown me so many things that I never knew
Whatever it takes, baby, I'll do it for you...
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:24 PM
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I think I’ve told this story before: years ago my mom, knowing my love of old cartoons, gave me a dvd of what were mostly crappy cartoons. I watched a couple of Little Lulu cartoons and got the theme song firmly stuck in my head. It was horrible- I’d awaken to it and have it follow me all day long. I thought I’d go mad, it was that bad.
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Tenderness by Paul Simon.
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:55 AM
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"Low Life" by Sting. I know it was originally recorded by The Police, but the version I have stuck in my head is the one from Sting's concert album Bring on the Night.
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Old 02-19-2020, 11:30 AM
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A song from Swan Lake which is my ringtone but I cannot remember the song's name.
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:03 PM
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Right now (and no complaints btw) I've got "One more thing" by L7 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOH9f7aepUo). One of my favourite stations is Big R Radio Grunge FM. They have a small but really good selection and that's one song they play.
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Groove is in the Heart

for days now...sing it, na na na na na na na na na
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Old 02-26-2020, 03:44 PM
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The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople

Because of this thread, in which we're after band members who call out the singer's name. Not the singer calling out (every!) band member's name. As in the above. Damn.

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Also due to another thread, "City of Crime" from the Dan Aykroyd Dragnet movie.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:10 AM
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for days now...sing it, na na na na na na na na na
That's not an earworm, it's a 20 foot ear-anaconda. You have my sympathies.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:42 PM
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Barnacle Bill the Sailor Been singing it for days now.
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:44 AM
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My run of good luck with earworms continues - this time one of those youtube suggestions which are usually preposterous, but this time:

Brimful of Asha - Cornershop

The original version, too. So of course, I had to listen. Been in my head for days now, but I don't mind at all.

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Randy Scouse Git by the Monkees.

(Makes a change from Cuddly Toy, anyway.)

Not sure why, it's nothing I've heard lately, nor anything I've been reminded of except by being earwormed by it, and only occasionally very vaguely like the hard rock I've been mostly listening to...

But I like it, so, it's fine.
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David Byrne - Toe Jam

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Old 03-06-2020, 09:55 AM
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My Sharona.

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"Cry" by Faith Hill. Don't know why it popped into my head suddenly, but I can't seem to stop humming it.
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I was aimlessly wandering YouTube last night when I came upon a video about Slavic mythology that included a section about the Vodyanoy. Different versions of the vodyanoy show in other cultures but one common thing he does is drag people underwater to serve as his slaves forever and keep their souls in teapots or cages. That, in turn, led me to cue up Sting's "The Soul Cages" and it's been echoing through my head ever since.

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